TLC from the Heart

We believe BLACK LIVES MATTER

We must stand up and speak out. Silence is ok when it is done to listen, but silence can also be a way to avoid the risk of saying the wrong thing. It is encouraging to see many businesses making public statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Importantly, these statements affirm that a business and its owners stand for racial justice. They can also be social media posts designed to get attention and make the business look and feel good.  I want to do better. It is important to me, as the owner of this agency, to be sure this is not just a statement but a call to action and a commitment to my team, my clients and the community.

In a desire to be part of the solution and to support anti-racist ideas and policies, Design TLC donates services and funds to organizations that stand for social justice and which promote equality and education. We strive to listen, learn and engage in on-going action in support of equality and human rights.

I welcome feedback, suggestions for organizations to support and other ideas and thoughts on this subject. Feel free to contact me. I am listening.

Sincerely,

Tara Claeys

Pro Bono Website Services for Nonprofits

We believe in expressing our gratitude for the support we have received over the years by helping other organizations to pursue their goals.

We select one nonprofit organization per year to receive some TLC for free. Our pro bono website services include a complete website review, audit and consultation, followed by implementation of recommended enhancements and on-going maintenance and support for one year. Change may include a complete website redesign and rebuild, installation of new plugin software, SEO enhancements and more. Our goal is to help the selected organization meet or exceed their goals with an effective website.

We are grateful to GiveWP for supporting our pro bono TLC project by donating a one year license to their software to the recipient of this program.

2019-20 Pro Bono Client

Arlington Academy of Hope Website

The Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) partners with communities in rural eastern Uganda to improve the quality of their daily life and realize their future potential through improved education, healthcare, and community development.

By engaging a community of caring volunteers and committed professionals, AAH’s educational, healthcare, and vocational programs transform impoverished villages into vibrant, self-sustaining communities.

Visit the new AAH Website!

We have selected Free Minds Book Club as our 2020/21 pro-bono project. Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential.  Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.

Thank you to GiveWP for providing a one year software license to our pro bono client.

Thank you to Kinsta for offering free hosting for one year to our pro bono client. They also offer a nonprofit discount.